Working with the R.E.S.O.L.V.E.D.D. Strategy


Workingwith the R.E.S.O.L.V.E.D.D. Strategy


Workingwith the R.E.S.O.L.V.E.D.D. Strategy

StepOne – Review

Thecase presents a dilemma on the benefits of diet soda as presented byBennettin the article TheCase Against Diet Soda(Bennett,&nbsp2014). The taste receptors get confused because artificial sweetenerstricked them that the body is receiving calories. An increasedappetite and craving of sugar result from the confusion therebyleading to weight gain. In order to give a factual picture of theproblem, the author quotes research findings, which revealed thatpeople struggling to reduce their weight by switching to diet sodafind themselves roping in the same amount of calories from solid food(Bennett,&nbsp2014).Sending messages that urge obese and overweight people to considerusing diet soda instead of sugary drinks does not help the affectedpeople reduce weight, and this initiative should stop. Otherscientists have a different take on this matter because they claim tohave evidence of teenagers managing their weight by adopting dietalternatives in place of sugary drinks (Ebbeling et al., 2012).

StepTwo – Evaluation

Onecan decide to ignore the assertion by Bennettthatdiet soda does not assist in the reduction in weight gain, stoptaking it altogether, and embrace other practices aimed at weightmanagement (2014).Alternatively, another option is to take the diet soda to manageweight gain as claimed by other researchers. One is torn betweenditching the sugary food and embrace diet alternatives. The mainethical conflict here concerns the issue of using scientificresearch to convince whether diet alternatives such as diet soda areeffective in weight reduction or not.Since scientific researchbacks both sides of the debate, one might be at crossroad when makingfinal decision concerning the weight management.

StepThree – Solutions:

Oneof the solutions is to stop taking the diet soda as a way ofcontrolling weight gain. There is no need of consuming diet sodawhile at the same time doing&nbsplittle to burn the excess caloriesthat the body has gained. Obese and overweight people should learn touse non-diet methods to curb the weight gain. The other solutionwould involve responsible eating, which includes the use of dietalternatives such as diet soda. Weight management has to take adeeper meaning among obese and overweight people in terms of attitudechange. The attitude change will allow them remain aware to the factthat excessive appetite leads to an increase in calories that theyaim to reduce by taking diet alternatives.

StepFour – Outcomes:

Thefirst solution, which requires obese and overweight people to stoptaking the diet soda as a way of weight gain reduction might lead tomore people becoming overweight or obese. If researchers fail toconvince people that it is wrong to take sugary drinks, then cases ofoverweight and obesity will remain a big challenge to many Americans.Obese and overweight people would see nothing wrong in consuming thediet soda considering the second solution to this ethical dilemma.There is a danger of associated with depending too much on the dietsoda as the only right way of controlling weight gain. People mighttake diet soda as the only way of avoiding adding excess calories andforget other practices such as regular body exercises therebydefeating the whole idea of reducing the excess weight.

StepFive – Likely Impact:

Theoutcomes of the solution to the use of diet soda as a way ofcontrolling weight gain will affect the infants and adults who haveaccess to research findings leading to cultural change. Access toresearch findings might influence people to take diet soda as the wayof escaping healthy eating, which requires a combination of fooditems and not just sugary drinks. The youths, especially those highschool and colleges, might prefer the to ditch the use of the dietsoda out of lack of proper knowledge because at their age, theyprefer to use peer group thinking rather than follow researchfindings.

StepSix – Values:

Themain solution upholds the value of research in convincing peopleconcerning the issue of weight management. It is important to useresults from research to make informed declension on the right way tomanage the kind of food to take to reduce obesity and overweight.However, the main solution violates the right of the individual tomake a decision on the type of drink to take. The solution attemptsto influence people to use diet soda as the only way of solvingweight problems without proving other solutions.

StepSeven – Evaluation:

Whenpeople ignore the use of diet soda claiming it as researcher debates,then they might miss the factual elements about controlling theoverweight issue. Majority of youths are affected by the use ofsugary drinks as compared to children and adults because the researchfindings are not available to them, or they are not in a position toread them for lack of interest. Adults become conscious about weightgain because they have awareness about the obesity problem unlike theyouth who lack interest in learning consequences of obesity or evenoverweight. Consequently, the scientific debate about diet soda mighthave little effect on how youths respond to diet soda.

StepEight – Decision:

Peopleshould not change their belief about weight gain and starts believingthat by taking diet soda, they have rightfully taken the best steptowards controlling excessive weight gain problem. Scientist might beright in creating the notion that diet soda reduces weight gain, butfail to convince people that obesity or overweight needs more thanabandoning sugary drinks.

StepNine – Defense:

Althoughthe main solution of not taking diet soda as the way of controllingweight gain might meet objections, it is important to note that,sugary drinks may not the only cause of excess weight. People need tobe convinced that combating the obesity and overweight requirescombine effort that encompasses other food taken obese people and theking of exercise.


Bennett,&nbspA.(2014, January 30).&nbspTheCase Against Diet Soda.Retrieved&nbspAugust&nbsp4, 2014, from

Ebbeling,C. B., Feldman, H. A., Chomitz, V. R., Antonelli, T. A., Gortmaker,S. L., Osganian, S. K., &amp Ludwig, D. S. (2012). A randomizedtrial of sugar-sweetened beverages and adolescent body weight.&nbspNewEngland Journal of Medicine,&nbsp367(15), 1407-1416.